Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Greg's Tire Supports Macon County Soccer!

Greg's Tire on 441 South is a BIG Macon County Soccer Supporter. That's why we want to tell you about their current promotion running through April 15th - a $70 rebate on a set of new tires. Click the image for more info.


Greg's Tire donated practice balls for our Recreation League this season - and we appreciate that! Stop by Greg's for tires or service, and tell them you support Macon County Soccer too!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday is U10 and U13 player evaluation and draft day


On Saturday, March 21st, we will hold the draft day for U10 and U13 players (except Highlands teams). If you have a player in U10 or U13, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team.

All coaches for U10 and U13 teams must be at the field at 8:30am to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday:
8:15 - 8:30 am - COACH Check-in and orientation
9:00 am - U10 Player Check-in
9:15 am - U10 Player Evaluations Begin
9:30 am - U13 Player Check-in
9:45 am - U10 Player Evaluations End
9:50 am - U13 Player Evaluations Begin

10:00 am - U10 Draft (Coaches only)
10:20 am - U13 Player Evaluations End
10:45 am - U13 Draft (Coaches only)


Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Twice Played Sports has great deals on cleats and other soccer gear!

Did you know that Twice Played Sports on Highlands Road has a great selection of used soccer shoes, at fantastic prices? If your kids outgrow their soccer shoes in a single season, it makes sense to stop by and check out their selection.

Stop by soon before the spring season starts!


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March 14th is U5, U6, U8 coaches orientation and draft day


On Saturday, March 14th, we will orientation for U5, U6, and U8 coaches, and draft day for U8 players (except Highlands players).

Note: Parents of U5 and U6 players are NOT required to attend. Parents of U8 players MUST attend with their player at the Check-in time listed below. If you have a player in U8, it is very important that they attend the draft event in order to balance the level of teams within the age group. Those players not in attendance will be randomly selected to be on a team. (U8 players are those players born between August 1st 2006 and July 31 2008)

All coaches for U5, U6, and U8 teams must be at the field at 9:00 am to receive equipment and initial orientation.
Here is the schedule of events for Saturday, March 14:
  9:00 am - COACH Check-in, receive equipment
  9:30 am - Coaches orientation 
           (at bleachers under big tree)
  9:45 am - 10:30 - Field orientation for U5 and U6 coaches
           (at small field near equipment shed)
  9:45 am - U8 Player check-in 
10:00 am - U8 Player evaluations begin
10:40 am - 11:30 - U8 draft (coaches only)

Proper soccer equipment is suggested (shin-guards, cleats or good turf shoes). Please make sure you arrive in a timely manner. If you have any questions, use the contact form, and we will reply promptly.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Did you miss signups this week?

Did you miss signups this week? We understand how it could happen. Snowed in, school out all week, all of us feel like we're falling behind. 

Good news is here... We are extending signups to next Friday, March 6th! 

You can register online, or stop by one of our business partners:

WNC SportsZone (209 Franklin Plaza Dr. - Franklin, NC 28734) All Business Hours: through February 28th.
Twice Played Sports (718 Highlands Rd. - Franklin, NC 28734) All Business Hours: through February 28th.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We need volunteers!

Franklin and Macon County: We need volunteers this season more than ever!  

We are working to prepare a fun spring season, and we have needs in several areas - this season we are facing a volunteer shortage and we are hoping to find those of you who can volunteer an hour or two a week during the season.



This Saturday the 28th we are holding our annual Soccer Day event at the Fun Factory. This is a time when you can meet with our board members and ask questions or find out more about our plans for the season. If you think you can help out, stop by between 5-8 pm and look for us at the table near the front entrance.


We need help in many areas, including:
  • Field maintenance
  • Lining (painting) fields
  • photography
  • early morning setup
  • community relations
  • coordination & communication




Thursday, February 12, 2015

Fun Factory day is Saturday, February 28!

You and your players are invited to come out to our annual Fun Factory Soccer day. Wear your Macon Soccer Club jersey from any previous season and receive a free $5 bonus card for games; also receive a great deal on pizza and timed play.

You can register players for the Spring season at this event, and some of our board members will be present to answer any questions you may have about the upcoming season. We are also looking for volunteers to help with many activities during the season - stop by to find out how you can help!



Sunday, February 1, 2015

Volunteer coaches needed!

Our club depends on volunteer coaches to share their time with kids - and we want to encourage more parents and volunteers to become youth coaches. Being a coach doesn't require a lot of extra time - just a bit of energy and the willingness to help kids grow their passion for soccer.


If you've never coached before, we can help with training. The club is hosting Youth I and Youth II training on March 7th at the Community Building, and will pay for the course. If you're ready to accept the challenge, you can start off in two ways:

* Check the box 'Coach' or 'Assistant' in the application when you register your player. We will contact you.
 -- or --
* Use the contact form to send a message that you would like to coach and attend training. We will send details about registering for the course. It's important to indicate your interest and sign up this week - practices will begin soon (see the calendar on the post after this one)




Sunday, January 25, 2015

Spring 2015 Upcoming Events

Here is the current calendar of events for kicking off our season.


Date Event
1/16 Online registration begins
1/31 Rec Center signups 9am-1pm
2/21 Rec Center signups 9am-1pm
2/28 Rec Center signups 9am-1pm
2/28, 5-8pm Fun Factory event
3/7, 9-12 Coaches training, Youth I Certificate
3/7, 1-4 Coaches training, Youth II Certificate
3/14, 9-12 Rec coaches orientation, U5-U8, U8 draft
3/16 First week of Rec practices, U5-U8
3/21, 9-12 Rec coaches orientation, U10, U13 draft
3/23 First week of Rec practices, U10-U13
4/4
4/5
Easter weekend
No games scheduled
4/18 First Rec games
4/19 Last Classic team home game
6/6 Last Rec games

Friday, January 16, 2015

Macon County Soccer Club Opens Registration for Spring 2015 Season



We are looking forward to another season of fun and friendly competition! Online registration is now available - just click the green button at the top of this page to get started.

In addition to online registration, there will be in-person registration at the Community Building and at selected area merchants. We will post more information in the coming days, with dates and times of registration events, practice and game starting dates.

The confirmed registration dates are
  • Jan. 31st, February 21st, and February 28th at  the Community Building on the Georgia Road, from 9am-1pm
We are also working on holding an event at the Fun Factory, tentatively scheduled for late February.

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